Although dramatic movies can make you cry, they can also give you something to think about. The best drama movies leave you contemplating for a while.
The best drama movies do more than just pull and tug at your emotions. They stimulate your mind and make you think about things you otherwise would never think.
They actually make you take a look at your own life and problems, shining a new light on your personal situations.
Films that leave you pondering
Also, the best drama movies bring families together, as you gather for holidays and special occasions. Here are a few movies that I promise you will never forget! Check it out!
1. The Green Mile (1999)
Actor Michael Clarke plays an inmate accused of raping and murdering two young girls. Tom Hanks portrays a prison guard who doubts Clarke’s guilt.
Considering Clarke is a rather “gentle giant”, Hanks has good reason to doubt the man was capable of such atrocities.
The Green Mile touches on how Clarke’s seeming innocence affects other inmates in the prison. This movie is a heartwrenching drama about guilt and innocence and the ultimate price that is paid.
2. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Hillary Swank portrays a determined female boxer who strives to win the top prize and solve all her family’s problems. Clint Eastwood, her trainer, becomes attached to her and supports Swank during her progress.
Unfortunately, events take a turn for the worst and dreams could come to an end. You will just have to take a look at this touching movie feel the love, success, and pain for yourself. It will knock you for a loop, that’s for sure.
3. Big Fish (2003)
When I watched this movie, I didn’t expect it to tug at my heartstrings so much. The story begins as a dying father relays tall-tales of his life. You watch as his magical and whimsical tales get stranger and stranger, all culminating to the end of a long and prosperous journey.
In the end, the father gets to say goodbye to all who loved him, much in the same glorious way as he told his tall-tales. Your eyes will not be dry at the end of this one. I promise.
4. The Road (2009)
Vigo Mortensen portrays a man, alone with his young son, just trying to stay alive during an apocalypse. Food disappears and his wife is killed by others. Mortensen travels in search of just enough sustenance to keep him and his son alive while searching for answers and hope for a better world.
This dark drama is set in a desolate landscape with desperate people, even those who resort to cannibalism just to make it to another day. This film will keep you torn between fear and hope, as you grow closer to this heroic father and son.
5. My Girl (1991)
MacCauley Culkin and Anna Clumsky portray two children discovering life. Through heartache, confusion, and devastation, one of them prevails. Nothing makes the perfect drama quite like a bittersweet tale of childhood.
6. Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
Robin Williams stars in this drama about a professor and his poetry class. The professor, in this case, influences his students to open their minds by exposing them to their own creative nature. He teaches them to view life from different perspectives and sometimes even embrace rebellion.
Unfortunately, freedom comes at a great price. Even in the end, however, freedom and creativity are still worth the great pain of love and loss.
7. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
This American classic tells a Christmas story like no other. This tale is about a man named George Bailey who becomes suicidal when he learns he is worth more dead than alive.
An angel visits George and shows him a replay of his life, and then shows him what life would be like without him. Follow this story to discover whether Bailey lives or dies. It’s a favorite Christmas story.
8. I am Sam (2001)
Sean Penn plays a man named Sam who is stricken with a severe mental disorder. Sam is left to care for a baby, left by a homeless woman that he takes into his home one night. He manages to raise the child until she becomes old enough to understand that Sam cannot teach her anything anymore.
After a few negative circumstances, authorities start to question Sam’s parenting abilities and takes his little girl away. Michelle Pfeiffer plays the attorney that helps Sam in the quest to get his daughter back.
Got you thinking already, huh…
Some of the best drama movies will do even more than make you think. They will make you drown in your feels. That’s right! When the film is over, you will feel as though you were there and you might even have a hard time accepting the fact that it was all just a story.
Some drama films are even adapted from true events! Make sure you watch a couple of those as well! Enjoy, and I hope you find several other outstanding dramatic films to enjoy!
By Sherrie H.